Hudson Fairfax's Advisory Board combines expertise from both government, industry and finance. The Board brings particular expertise in communications, intelligence, cyber security and homeland security


John P. Stenbit - Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and current Advisory Board member of NSA
Mr. John P. Stenbit is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence and its successor organization, Networks and Information Integration, and the former Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer. His career spans over 30 years of public and private sector service in the telecommunications and the command and control fields. His public service includes four years at the DoD from 1973 to 1977, serving for two years as principal deputy director of telecommunications and command and control systems. Mr. Stenbit previously was an executive vice president of TRW, from which he retired in May 2001. He has chaired the Science and Technology Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence and served as a member of the Science Advisory Group to the directors of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Communications Agency. Mr. Stenbit is currently a consultant and member of the Defense Science Board, the National Security Agency Advisory Board, the STRATCOM Advisory Board and the National Reconnaissance Office Advisory Group. He is a director at Cogent Systems, Viasat, Defense Group Inc. and Loral Space & Communications.


Alan Wade - Former Chief Information Officer of CIA
Alan Wade retired from federal service at the end of 2005 after a thirty five year career in the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired as the Chief Information Officer, a position he held since 2001. Alan graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1973, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1978, he received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Alan held a series of senior positions at CIA, including the Director of Communications, Director of Security, and Chief Information Officer. In his assignment as Chief Information officer, he was dual-hatted as the Chief Information Officer for the United States Intelligence Community. During his career, Alan’s contributions were recognized several times. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Director’s Medal, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Since retirement, Alan has worked with several early stage companies. He served on the boards of Safeboot N.V. (acquired by McAfee in 2007) and Detica DFI (acquired by BAE Systems in 2008). He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Aerospace Corporation and on the boards of several early-age companies. Additionally, Alan serves on public sector advisory boards of several technology companies, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech, the Advisory Board for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Virginia Tech, and on the Board of the organization of retired CIA officers. Alan lives in Annandale Virginia with his wife and two children.
B.J. Penn - Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy
B. J. Penn was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installation and Environment) in the United States Department of the Navy from 2005 to 2009. He briefly served as acting United States Secretary of the Navy from March 13, 2009 to May 19, 2009. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Penn was responsible for the effective management of Navy and Marine Corps facilities, including the U.S. – Japan agreement to realign U.S. forces in Japan. Mr. Penn began his career as a Naval Aviator, and has amassed over 6500 flight hours in sixteen different types of aircraft. Following his time in public service, Mr. Penn joined Loral in 1995 as Director, International Business. Primary assignments involved airborne Electronic Warfare and Defensive Electronic Counter Measure Systems. When Lockheed Martin acquired Loral, he was assigned develop markets in Central and Eastern Europe. In 1998, he transferred to Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems working Advanced Programs. In this capacity, he supported development of the Interoperability CONOPS for JSF, technology refreshment for the F-16 and development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Autonomous Undersea Vehicle efforts and C4ISR initiatives. Prior to becoming the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (I&E), Mr. Penn was the Director, Industrial Base Assessments from October 2001 to March 2005. In this position, he was responsible for the overall health of the U.S. Defense industrial base.
Steve Pomerantz - Former Assistant Director of FBI
Mr. Pomerantz is retired from the FBI after a twenty-seven year career during which he rose from a field investigative Special Agent to Assistant Director, the third highest position in the FBI. During his tenure as Chief of the Counter-Terrorism Section, Mr. Pomerantz was responsible for the overall supervision of FBI domestic counter- terrorism and international counter-terrorism investigations. He was also extensively involved in law enforcement as part of the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. In November of 1993, Mr. Pomerantz became Assistant Director in charge of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, the largest organizational entity in the FBI which provides technical and criminal justice information services to virtually every criminal justice agency in the United States and has extensive dealings abroad.

As an expert in terrorism, counter-terrorism, and criminal justice, Mr. Pomerantz has testified before Congress and is regularly called upon by the media to comment on issues involving terrorism, counter terrorism, law, general public safety issues and the FBI.

Rick Frisbie - Chief Administrative Officer of Franklin Templeton
Rick Frisbie is a senior vice president of Franklin Resources, Inc. He is the chief administrative officer for Franklin Templeton Investments, charged with overseeing acquisitions, corporate risk management and strategic planning. Mr. Frisbie is also responsible for corporate events, government relations, public relations, internal communications and community relations. Prior to his current position, Mr. Frisbie was president of Franklin Templeton's Retirement Division, and was also responsible for institutional business development and client service. He joined the firm's management training program in 1990. Mr. Frisbie earned his B.A. in international relations with an emphasis in economics from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He serves on the Board of The San Francisco 49ers Foundation.
Jacqueline Guichelaar - Managing Director and Head of Global Technology Group of Deutsche Bank
Jacqui Guichelaar is a member of the Global Technology Executive Committee at Deutsche Bank, responsible for leading a multi-year program to transform the Bank’s technology platform. Jacqui joined Deutsche Bank in 2003, starting in Frankfurt as the Chief Operations Officer for the IBM outsourcing engagement, which was the largest IT outsourcing deal of its time in the financial services industry. From there, she moved into the Chief Technology Officer role in charge of managing the Bank's IT infrastructure across thirty-two countries in the EMEA region. In her twenty-two year career, Jacqui has gained extensive commercial, management and leadership experience in the IT, sourcing and financial services industries worldwide. In addition, she has held many roles in IBM and CSC where she gained experience across other industries such as utilities, telecommunications, media and retail. Jacqui is involved in many non-profit organizations such as Reach and ChickenShed, and is an active Board member of CAE (Center for Anti-Violence Education). She was born in Uruguay, raised in Australia and has worked in many regions and countries around the world, including Sydney, Singapore, Europe, London and New York.
Dr. Armeane M. Choksi - Former Vice President of World Bank
Dr. Choksi has advised governments in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East on a variety of issues including foreign trade, financial reform and health and education policies. He spent more than two decades with the World Bank, rising to vice president. He ran the bank's operations in Brazil, Peru and Venezuela, managing a portfolio exceeding $8 billion, and as vice president was responsible for the bank's operations policies worldwide in education, health, social security and social sectors. Dr. Choksi has negotiated investment projects and economic policy changes with governments of several emerging markets. He later went on to found and serve as Chairman of two investment companies: Rubicon Capital Investments, and Hudson Fairfax Group. Currently, he teaches at the Wharton School on Business and sits on various governing boards, including The University of Edinburgh United States Development Trust, The Washington Ballet, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the International Advisory Board of Freedom from Hunger.

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